Welcome to the Sociology Department at CSULB
Dr. Kristine Zentgraf, Department of Sociology, Chair: Welcome to the Department of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach. Offering B.A. and M.A. degrees as well as the Sociology minor, we are a vibrant and popular department in the College of Liberal Arts. The Department is also home to the Metropolitan and Policy Studies Network’s (MAPS) with the mission of linking cutting-edge, applied scholarship with local on-the-ground community organizations, students, and social activists in order to encourage dialogue and solutions to an array of pressing urban social problems.
We take seriously our commitment to students and seek to develop in students the sociological knowledge and skills that enable them to think critically and imaginatively about society and social issues. Through coursework, internships and faculty mentoring of student research the Department encourages a commitment to social change and social justice based on an appreciation of social and intellectual diversity and an awareness of social inequality.
Whether you are accessing this web page for the first time, or are a repeat user, whether you are one of our vast network of alums or just an interested member of the local, national or global community, we invite you to explore the wealth of information contained on this web site. Learn what an education in Sociology can do for you. Share in our successes. Learn about ways that you can get involved!